Sonam Kapoor (born 9 June 1985) is an Indian film star and one of the
highest-paid Bollywood actresses. The daughter of actor Anil Kapoor, she
studied theatre and arts at the United World College of South East Asia
in Singapore. She became an assistant director to Sanjay Leela Bhansali
on the film Black (2005), and made her acting debut in the romantic
drama Saawariya (2007). She had her first commercial success three years
later in the romantic comedy I Hate Luv Storys (2010), followed by a
string of commercial failures. The financially successful Raanjhanaa
(2013) marked a turning point in her career, earning her several Best
Actress nominations. She played a princess in the melodrama Prem Ratan
Dhan Payo (2015)—one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films—and
garnered critical acclaim for portraying the titular role in the
biographical thriller Neerja (2016), one of the highest-grossing
Bollywood films featuring a female protagonist. She is outspoken in
support of breast cancer awareness, LGBT rights, and other causes. She
has been nominated for four Filmfare Awards.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Wealthy Athenians overthrew the democratic government of
ancient Athens and replaced it with a short-lived oligarchy known as
"The Four Hundred".
Mormon pioneers began leaving Iowa City, Iowa, and headed west
for Salt Lake City, Utah, carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled
Bulgarian armed forces overthrew the government of the
Bulgarian Agrarian National Union headed by Aleksandar Stamboliyski and
replaced it with one under Aleksandar Tsankov.
After King Ananda Mahidol was assassinated, Bhumibol Adulyadej,
the world's longest-reigning current monarch, ascended to the throne of
Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths, achieving the
first American Triple Crown victory in a quarter-century, and lowering
the track and world record times for 1½ mile distance races to 2:24.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(linguistics) An idiosyncratic but semantically motivated substitution
of a word or phrase for a word or words that sound identical, or nearly
so, at least in the dialect the speaker uses.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
They say that spring Means just one thing To little lovebirds.
We're not above birds, Let's misbehave.
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